Precocious vs Advanced - What's the difference?

precocious | advanced | Synonyms |

Precocious is a synonym of advanced.

As adjectives the difference between precocious and advanced

is that precocious is characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity while advanced is (senseid)at or close to the state of the art.

As a verb advanced is





(en adjective)
  • Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2014
  • , date=November 14 , author=Stephen Halliday , title=Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero , work=The Scotsman citation , page= , passage=Scotland’s most encouraging early source of an attacking threat was Andrew Robertson as the precocious left-back charged forward to good effect on a couple of occasions. }}
  • *
  • Both groups, also, have already evolved precocious (intracapsular) spore germination.
  • Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age.
  • The precocious child began reading the newspaper at age four.


    * 1964 , , “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, Mary Poppins , Walt Disney *: Mary: Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious / If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious


    * tranty


    * altricious * serotinous

    See also

    * prodigy




  • (advance)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (senseid)At or close to the state of the art.
  • Enhanced.
  • Having moved forward in time or space (e.g. advanced ignition timing).
  • * Hawthorne
  • a gentleman advanced in years, with a hard experience written in his wrinkles
  • In a late stage of development; greatly developed beyond an initial stage.
  • (phonetics) Pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract.
  • Synonyms

    * progressive, professional, sophisticated

    Derived terms

    * advanced degree * advanced green

    See also

    * cutting edge * groundbreaking